SocialSciences Research News

UCI sociologists make their mark at ASA annual meeting

Faculty and graduate students earn awards and key leadership positions on section councils


New faculty in social sciences bring diverse research expertise and experience

Interests span public policy innovation, social inequality, environmental politics, philosophy of mathematics and of physics, and human decision making processes


Brewer and Elyachar receive social sciences research excellence awards

Each honor carries a $5,000 prize


Renowned UCI scholar R. Duncan Luce dies at 87

Recipient of the National Medal of Science, he is an influential figure in social sciences


Edwin Amenta Understanding social movement emergence, media coverage and public sway

Sociology professor Edwin Amenta receives two-year NSF grant to study social movement organizations


Bojan Petrovic New book by Petrovic defines relationship between Islam and government in Muslim states

New book by Petrovic defines relationship between Islam and government in Muslim states


UCI to lead national social computing research center

Intel gives $12.5 million for five-university collaboration


UCI’s IMTFI helps curate mobile money exhibit at the British Museum

UCI’s IMTFI helps curate mobile money exhibit at the British Museum


Sociology honors student Jocelyn Valencia receives the Social Sciences Outstanding Undergraduate Thesis and Williams awards

Sociology honors student Jocelyn Valencia receives the Social Sciences Outstanding Undergraduate Thesis and Williams awards


Chowdhury receives prestigious United Nations internship

Opportunity will allow the econ graduate student to study in New York


New UCI study examines links between optimism and political participation of black women in the U.S.

New UCI study examines links between optimism and political participation of black women in the U.S.


Dual honors for UCI’s Duncan Luce

American Philosophical Society and Council of University of California Emeriti Associations recognize Luce for research excellence


Olive Tree Initiative spring eNewsletter

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Maurer on mobile money with Calit2's Anna Lynn Spitzer

Maurer on mobile money with Calit2's Anna Lynn Spitzer


Cultural anthropologist Mimi Ito believes the power of digital technology transcends the classroom and can be a stepping stone to future career success

Cultural anthropologist Mimi Ito believes the power of digital technology transcends the classroom and can be a stepping stone to future career success


Study co-authored by UCI anthropologist details experiences of young immigrants

Study co-authored by UCI anthropologist details experiences of young immigrants


Yang Su Was the U.S. naive about the Chen Guangcheng deal?

An op-ed by Yang Su, sociology associate professor, is featured by CNN May 4, 2012


Jim Weatherall James Weatherall, logic & philosophy of science, is the 2012 Lauds & Laurels Outstanding Graduate Student and the graduate commencement speaker

James Weatherall, logic & philosophy of science, is the 2012 Lauds & Laurels Outstanding Graduate Student and the graduate commencement speaker


Six first-year social sciences graduate students earn competitive fellowships from National Science Foundation

Six first-year social sciences graduate students earn competitive fellowships from National Science Foundation


American Academy of Arts & Sciences honors two from UC Irvine

Humanities dean and evolutionary biologist are elected to membership